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Annual Celebration Brings Awareness About the Importance of Pollinators

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

National Pollinator Week, established by the U.S. Senate in 2007, is an annual celebration of pollinators and their role in our ecosystem, economy, and world food supply. Governor Asa Hutchinson h ... Read More

Commissioners Visit Cave Springs Cave and Kings River Falls

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), staff, and partners recently visited the Illinois River Watershed Partnership (IRWP) Education Center (http://www.irwp.org/about-irwp/watershed-san ... Read More

Habitat Restoration Helps Many Species

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) uses a variety of techniques to restore lands (http://www.naturalheritage.com/Natural_Areas/natural-area-stewardship) to a different time – a time b ... Read More

Spotlight on Non-Native Invasive Plants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Competitive Advantage Every species of plant or animal has a native home – somewhere that it has existed for thousands of years. Non-native invasive plant species are plants artificially introdu ... Read More

Late-Blooming Plants Can Help Fall Migrants

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Many of us associate migration with spring and fall, because the majority of migration is seasonal. In the spring, we plant and tend flowerbeds, and anticipate the colorful blooms that are the rew ... Read More

Water Quality Sampling at Big Creek

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently hosted a field trip to Big Creek Natural Area for visitors and commission ... Read More

Pollinators: Nature’s Essential Helpers

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, June 22, 2015

Pollinators comprise a diversity of wild creatures, from birds and bats to butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, and even the occasional land mammal or reptile. They ensure full harvests of crops an ... Read More

International Scientists Visit ANHC's "Zapovedniks"

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, November 24, 2014

Recently three ANHC staff members led tours for visiting scientists who wanted to see our “zapovedniks.” They took three Russian scientists (who use the word “zapovednik” for nature reserve or pro ... Read More

Sampling Provides Good News at Kings River

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Monday, August 25, 2014

The ANHC aquatic species biologist Jason Throneberry and staff from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently completed water quality and biological sampling on portions of  ... Read More

ANHC Staff Count Snails and Butterflies

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Thursday, July 24, 2014

This summer, Jason Throneberry and Mike Slay of The Nature Conservancy are conducting surveys for the Foushee Cavesnail (Amnicola cora) at Foushee Cave Natural Area in Independence County. This s ... Read More


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